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10 best audio player for Linux users

November 16, 2011  by: willylive  Points: 12   Category: Gadgets  Earning $0.40   Views: 1520

Linux is an operating system, often criticized for being out of the ordinary for the desktop, taking into account the relatively small number of users. The day is completely unnecessary and inappropriate, the number of active users of Linux has nothing to do with the operating system out of the ordinary.


The cost of Linux is to be commended, given the lack of resources and advertising agency behind the project and the stability and security of Linux systems.

Multimedia Linux enthusiasts need not feel excluded. As with other operating systems like Windows or Mac OS X, Linux, and a wonderful group of audio players are available. Consider the first 10 of them here.

1. Amarok

The granddaddy of all Linux audio player Amarok has a solid customer base, solid, high stability and development behind it. It 'interesting to note that Amarok audio player is the most widely used Linux. The program is part of KDE, but uses a release cycle that is independent of the normal version of KDE. The latest stable version is 2.4.3, which was published in an August 1 this year.

Amarok supports a large number of music files in different formats, including but not limited to MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC and Ogg. True to the spirit of free software can not Amarok music files with DRM built-in guides so purchased from iTunes with DRM, etc. will be completely useless. Amarok also supports editing tags of audio files like MP3, AAC, FLAC, Ogg and WMA, etc. are connected to Amazon, they can automatically search for a specific song and the album and album art and download music due to a file. Transferring music, recovery, playback and charging of digital media players are simply and easily with the advanced features of Amarok. It also has native support for Last.fm, allowing users to similar artists and songs on Last.fm. Recreation hear podcasting is scrobbling with Amarok, send or listen to podcasts with the customer is possible.

2. XMMS (X Multimedia System)

XMMS is one of the first complete audio player is on the Linux platform, with the first version in November 1997. XMMS X Multimedia System means. Winamp, similar to the popular Windows-based audio player in 1997, Winamp and XMMS original published one of several options. Although initially XMMS open source project is now available under the GNU General Public License. The connection between Winamp and XMMS is very strong and important as the skin of the former Winamp supports "natively.

XMMS is the latest stable version 2.1.11, has been published in 16 in November 2007. The player is very modular and supports a wide variety of music through various plugins. Through the appropriate plug-in, if necessary, you can XMMS MP3, AAC, FLAC, CD audio, OGG, WAV, etc. game. The user interface is an outside 'bit' of dates for modern tastes, but it works pretty well, though.

3. Beep Media Player

Beep Media Player project is a fork of XMMS uses GTK +2, instead of the original version of XMMS older the GTK toolkit. It also helps to integrate seamlessly Beep Media Player for more with the GNOME interface. Like XMMS, Beep Media Player also supports Winamp skins for use.

The latest version of Beep Media Player is released 22 October 2005. The player has a set of standards and supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WAV, WMA and others, and has support for playlists and maintains the library building of the songs your entire user song.

4. Exaile

Amarok for GTK + exaile as perceived for some people it was meant to be alone. Exaile is a media player actively developed and has a lot of signs of Amarok. The program is written in Python and uses the infrastructure of the media with a GStreamer GTK.

Amarok features are generally seen as marking and have advanced multi-format support, the library and playlist support, support for multiple media players through the necessary plugins, etc. The last stable version, which was published 18 in July 2011.

5. Audacious

Audacious audio player is a free open-source Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, which began as a fork Beep Media Player said. Bold is focused on building a strong audio player with a minimal use of system resources, high-quality audio and support for a wide range of audio formats.

Bold is very similar to the audio player foobar2000 is based on Windows. The latest stable version is 3.0.3 and was released September 18, 2011. And 'in the media player installed by default in Linux distributions like Ubuntu Studio and Lubuntu. It offers the standard range of features and all multimedia formats supported and much more.

6. Banshee

Banshee is an open source media player Mono and GTK # of frames. The audio player has gained much attention in recent times and is found in almost all Linux distributions. It uses the GStreamer multimedia platform for encoding and decoding of media files.

Last stable version of Banshee is 2.2.0, released September 21, 2011 was. It runs on a modular plugin-based applications. Audioscrobbler Banshee is built, to share music, try to use the metadata MusicBrainz, Last.fm music suggestions, mini-mode, and support for messaging, online radio and podcasts, among others.

7. Rhythmbox

Rhythmbox is an audio player for GNOME, which is directly from the developer of the GNOME team. The software was originally developed by Apple banners Media Player, iTunes, and has inspired many similarities in terms of user interface. Rhythmbox works quite stable GNOME GStreamer media framework, but it can also be in other desktop environments like KDE, etc. used

Rhythmbox is actively developed by the developers of GNOME, and is the latest version 0.13.3, 16, was published in January this year. Burn standard features such as multi-format support, gapless playback, import music from portable media players, audio CD, download album art, last.fm support, and display text are built into the player. It 'also very interesting to see, Rhythmbox integrated with GNOME GNOME 3 is a lot of features that the default media player Rhythmbox run as a pop-up notification support, integration of the Nautilus file manager, together etc.

8. Quod Libet
Quod Libet is a free open-source software is the platform in many different operating systems and platforms, it is. Quod Libet is written in Python and GTK + based on famous brands. The program is written primarily for managing large libraries of songs that have more than 10k songs. It also contains all the standard features on the audio player and supports scrobbling to Last.fm, and Libre.fm. The latest version is 2.3.1 and was released July 16, 2011.

9. Sonata

Sonata is an audio player for GTK + music player daemon. MPD Music Player Daemon is a server-side program or audio files to play modular and flexible and adaptable. Sonata offers an interface to MPD and it works perfectly. Users who wish to transfer the music on the computer network can easily use Sonata for a streamlined interface without messing with the command line.

The latest version of Sonata is

10. Gnome Music Player Client or GMPC

Gnome Music Player Client or PMSI is an interface for Music Player Daemon, as mentioned Sonata. It has a startup time, even in a relatively slow network, reduced memory usage, cross-platform support, extensibility, etc. is not the function of activation of the Music Player Daemon. The latest version of GMPC is 0.20.0.


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